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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Sep 11, 2013 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: festivus

Sounds like fun, well except for having your tent tossed like that. Freakin' dirt hippies.

"I know there are more than a few on the Forum who don’t like John K. Get over your purist selves. He can play and he can play well."

What I came away with from the current Furthur line up is the John K knows how to stay out of Phil's way. He understands that his role is to support the real reason to see Furthur - Phil Lesh. And he can play pretty good. I don't care what songs they play, all I want is to hear those amazingly sinuous bass lines played by Phil. The songs are just the vehicle to get said bass playing heard. I'm a bass guy - obviously.

I just ran PA for a Seattle free concert series, the Peace Concerts. Randy Hanson was the headliner, a great Dead cover band played as well. It was too much fun! My Band was the opener.

That is what Little Sense is - the name of my band.

the big ugly guy in the tye dye is me. Luckily I had a PA assistant, it is tough to play and twiddle knobs at the same time. Our little "jazz" ditty. Pretty good sound for a camera recording, my assistant was doing a good job!

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 11, 2013 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: festivus

Fair enough - I'll certainly agree that Furthur is Phil first. But standing two rows back for the Friday night late show, it sure looked like Phil was showing John a lot of respect and giving him room to run. I guess my point is that those who refuse to go see Furthur "because" John is playing guitar are missing out.

This is a good source to highlight exactly what you're talking about.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Sep 11, 2013 3:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: festivus

get in touch for next years festival mando.ihad to go to SC.last weekend for the wifes family gathering.but looking forward to the future for some shows.i'm still in norfolk.i've been off the bus here lately but comes a time Ya got to take that ride again!! AGAIN!!!! have a great day mando.